Record spike in COVID-19 cases on Friday; India’s total count close to 1.7 million

August 1, 2020 0 By FM

India recorded its highest spike in daily COVID-19 caseload with over 57,151 new cases reported on Friday taking the country’s tally to reach 16,94,918. The active caseload stands at 5,650,48 as of now while the total recoveries surged to reach 10,950,12. The nation reported 766 deaths on Friday taking the toll to 36,560.

“The active cases under medical supervision are only 33.27% or approximately 1/3rd of total positive cases. India’s case fatality rate is also progressively reducing and currently stands at 2.18%, one of the lowest globally,” the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday

“Of the total active caseload, 0.28% of the patients are on ventilators, 1.61% patients required ICU support and 2.32% are on oxygen support,” he added.

The total recovery rate of the country stood at 64% with the highest recovery rate being recorded by Delhi at 89.08%, followed by Haryana (79.82%). Karnataka has the lowest recovery rate of 39.36%.

Maharashtra registered 10,320 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the State’s total number of cases to 4,22,118. As many as 265 more fatalities saw the death toll rise to 14,994. The number of active cases in the state stood at 1,50,662 on Friday. The total recoveries in the state have gone up to 2,56,158 with  7,543 more patients getting discharged yesterday.

Andhra Pradesh reported 10,376 new cases, higher than that of Maharashtra. The state has been recording more than 10,000 cases in the past three days. The state’s overall caseload crossed 1.4 lakh as it overtook Delhi to take the third position among states with the highest cumulative cases, behind Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu (nearly 2.5 lakh).

The other states that recorded their highest single-day jump in cases on Friday were Uttar Pradesh (4,453 new cases), Bihar (2,986), Bengal (2,496), Assam (2,112), Telangana (1,986), Kerala (1,310) and Punjab 665.